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Scientology in Germany

Please read about and see the New Germany Independent Scientology Center (click link)- translation of text below:

On April 27 our opening party was an overwhelming success. 36 guests filled our new courseroom with a tremendous amount of theta, much more than I have ever witnessed during a comparable event. Scientologists – some had not met in 15 years – were in a real extasy of communication.

We had guests from one half of Germany. A few friends from Ron’s Org attended, too. Although we are completely separate groups we were not at all competition minded. Our center delivers auditing up to Clear and auditor training including the solo course. We use course materials produced before the alleged “golden age of tech”.

Our staff – Rita, Maria, Georg and I (Klaus) – would like to say a big thank you to all friends who had been present, whether physically or spiritually. Your huge amount of positive postulates and theta will be with our new group! We hope we will be able to go on with further renovations quickly. The rooms areavailable and as soon as they are needed we will start !

ARC

Klaus Weigel

PS.: The people on the photos have all agreed to be shown here. But there were some more guests on our party.

Hemi Benvenisti Returns

After Many years I am back on lines !

To all my friends and acquaintance, hello. Those of you who wondered how come I disappeared from your familiar scene, or why I am not active in the subject which was always important to me and close to my heart: spiritual work and development, here is finally the official explanation. despite the various events, difficulties and twists, it is important for me to state that in the end of the day, this is a happy story and full of hope. The first part, is the story in brief. In the 2nd
part there’s an elaboration and further details on important points for those interested.

The story begins 30 years ago. London UK 1982, where I lived. After years of amateur search for self and for answers to questions of existence, matter and spirit, and after a fascinating journey to South America I came across the book “Dianetics”. In all the preceding years I looked around and asked questions: All that we see and hear around, is that all or there is something beyond these things, some other reality, some additional value? By chance and in an haphazard way, I had one day a huge, far reaching and life transcending spiritual experience. I understood and knew that I was a spiritual being encompassing incredible abilities and depths. And that’s what I was. This experience and transformation were totally relevant, but there was a problem of stability. It was not stable. I didn’t know exactly how it happened and so didn’t control it. The result was that it all started to collapse and disappear gradually, almost all the way back.

Back to the book “Dianetics”, which really impressed me: A. because it was a precise manual on the subject of existence. B. it stated that the essence of the work described in it was to reach stable results, not onetime. Moreover, it described inner work which goes deep and all the way, without compromise. And this was the
difference between it and just another philosophy book. I had to check if this manual worked. I went into the London org and asked to try. I was offered small courses to start with. I insisted on something stronger, deeper; if to try, why not do it seriously? The course HQS was the choice, the one in 1982 was big and
serious. (later it was changed). It had most of the basic principles of Scientology like: How to study, how to coach, communication drills on a good level, demos, tone scale, obnosis, cycle of action, assists, Objectives and more. And of course giving and receiving auditing. A serious and amazing course. Compared to previous studies in ordinary schools, quite differently, the course made clear that every theory studied, had to be drilled and applied until good and clear results were achieved. No more meaningless study of theories without aim. This was an applied philosophy which influences and improves life immediately. And at the end, giving and receiving auditing. Not easy, quite complex, and you had to apply all that you have learned and drilled, but the feeling was fantastic. Life has changed, the world has changed, Scientology works, big time. Anything clearer or simpler? And then a short Dianetics course, first session, everything worked by the book, the PC returned back to a basic Engram in a long chain, complex session, difficult but heroic, PC had the biggest win of her life. A big
load has come off her shoulders, and she said she could easily fly through the window into the sky… Spiritual work Indeed. What is going on here? What is this thing which works so well? And then, still in London 1983, professional TRs course, intensities grow and so are the wins. “The ability to handle anyone by communication alone”, is just one of EPs of the course. And that exactly what happened. Life and ME keep changing.The world turns more into a red carpet under my feet and less a heavy cloud above my head. And there is hope.
Much.

And then Clear attest. Saint Hill, 1990. Hard work, It was not all easy, not a summer camp, I needed to confront things, to advance towards the goal with determination. But this was the struggle for my home, my back yard, my self, and if I did not make order and find out who I was and insist on going free, nobody was going to do it for me! Therefore no matter what happened, as long as I worked on my case and progressed, and did not bother with other nonsense, I accepted all with love, with no complains, buckled down and went on.
And indeed, it was worth it, big time!!! Clear Attest, tears in my eyes…of joy. Wonderful feeling and a new life. Charming Saint Hill, an Org created by Ron Hubbard, turned into an emotional and loved place. My auditor, Mandy, with whom I did an amazing journey, is virtually a Saint. No other definition will fit. This becomes clear again and even emphasized in years to come. Following all this, everything became changed, different. In addition to the lightness and awareness, responsibility level increased a lot and the ability to handle extremely
difficult situations, and get results, was really incredible. Big Success. Anyone who did this knows. In next couple of years I came across, in addition to great joys, also a few very difficult and complex situations. And got through all of them in an unbelievable way: Responsibility, ability, strength, knowledge, positive attitude and
endless optimism.

And then came a part which was not so good. But important to this tale. A big and important action in a big, advanced Org, yes, Saint Hill again. In 1993 I traveled to do my OT 1-3 Levels. I was in an excellent state and everything was flying forward. But then a certain action in the preparation for the OT Levels, did not go so well.  And this is an understatement. So much so, that it caused a fall all the way from the top to the bottom. Not pleasant. Happens, what can you do? The bank is not an easy customer. And bad mistakes were made. The fall was so deep that it has become difficult for me, in future, to do the required thing and return to an AO to fix this. Everything fell apart, including a big part of the previous wins. How was that possible? Not entirely clear. Still, with persistence and dedication, while everything turned much more difficult, I finally completed OTIII. But that previous action and its effects left in me a big, painful and unhandled scar.

Years went by, I summoned up courage and traveled to the most advances Org on the planet (Flag) for 10 days in 1999. The place, so beautiful, raised hope in me. The goal was to move something in my bad situation, which was together with other things a big ARC break, and it was not very difficult to understand it.
In order to handle this situation there is a very clear and simple Policy by Ron. (As will be quoted later). For some reason I was pushed to buy an Intensive. At Flag full price, of course. I was in a delicate state and I did that, hoping it would help. But the time was short, and everyone was very busy there. So I received only 2-3
sessions in one week. The auditor was charming and his smile alone encouraged me, but it was not enough time and not enough sessions, because my problem was very big. And I needed to return home. And the situation was not resolved.

A few more years go by, 2003, and I am invited again to St. Hill, where the trouble began, to do an ARC break handling. I was promised free handling until I would be happy and back on the bridge again. As should be the EP of ARC break handling, according to Ron:

“This is the program that picks up every ARC broken Scientologist or Dianeticist who can be found in the org’s field, and gets them back in ARC with the org and Scientology and returned to their services or signed up for further services. That’s the EP of a rudiments handling – THE PERSON NOW IN ARC WITH THE ORG AND SCIENTOLOGY AND RETURNED TO HIS SERVICES OR SIGNED UP
FOR FURTHER SERVICES.” HCOPL 27 JANUARY1980 issue 2 Rudiments (ARC break) Program. Also: “Factually, by policy an org has no business not having an ARC Break Program in full force keeping its local field cleaned up.” HCOPL 6 MAY 1984 ARC Break program additional data. Too few Scientologists or staff members know these Policy Letters. Ron considered them vital. Ok, so again I summoned up courage and traveled to AO St. Hill, this time for more than 2 weeks. Here we
started with Ethics Officer who was nice and we were doing a good action which determined very clearly that most Ethics actions which were dictated by the Org in 1993 were wrong and arbitrary, contradicted my self integrity and caused a huge invalidation of me.I was happy. Not about what happened in 1993 but about this
discovery and confirmation. Then I continued with auditing. The auditor (Class 9) nice and very good, I am happy with him. But after a few sessions, in the frame of ARC break handling, I was asked to buy more auditing which is quite costly and which I didn’t plan to do. And also contrary to what was promised, because
I did not feel handled yet and back on the bridge. But I was there and there was a good auditor, so I paid, because I did not have any other option, and we continued many more sessions, until the paid hours finished. Interesting situation: I felt better compared to when I arrived, for sure. But after about an intensive
and a half (16-18 hours) I felt that the situation has not been really handled, even though all in all a good job was done. In that stage and by the Org’s conduct, there was nothing more to do because I could not pay any more, and the truth was I didn’t wish too. How much can you pay to fix something which should not have been broken in the first place?

Before I left St. Hill, I was handed the auditing program with which I would have to continue next time, 4-7 Intensives. After completing that program, I would hopefully be back on the bridge, which for me was OT4 and OT5. I returned home. Still not really handled, and in a state of not knowing what to do. I felt that the progress and wins that took place in the last visit were not stable and kind of wasted. May be because it all stopped in mid-action. Or…may be that the level of handling and Tech were ok, but not more than that. And I was not in a good state.

9 more years and we approach present time. In all that time I was not active, did no study and did not receive any service. I didn’t feel I could even just step into an Org. Now you understand why I disappeared, and what was the reason you haven’t seen or heard me. I was fully stuck, like a bone in the throat which cannot move in nor out. On one hand there were all the previous wonderful wins and achievements which I had. One does not forget this kind of things, at least I don’t. And I do not change friends and colleagues like socks for convenient reasons. Never. This is important to know in trying to understand me. But on the other hand there was this thing which cast a dark shadow over those wins, invalidated them and blocked any way to continue. And I did try and I gave handling a chance 2 more times and it did not work! The large picture seen from my
view point was: 10 first years, everything works great, mentally, spiritually. Then, along the next 10 years, although scattered, but including 3 visits to our TOP Orgs, everything is stuck. I spent numerous hours in an attempt to get out of this low state, using all the powerful tools I acquired in many different ways, but all my
attempts did not succeed. Something was missing, something was wrong, not understood. And the result: Dead end. For years.

Ok, so now to the happy part. It’s about time, is it not? 17 years after the “fall” and 9 after last visit to an AO, I started to discover things and reach new understandings about Scientology, about myself, as well as about what I went through and why. What I discovered was very interesting, thought provoking and gave me strength. It seemed that I found the missing data, the missing link. This discovery process was powerful and life changing and I felt this deep inside. (More on this on 2nd part). And so I have decided to try once more to get
back on lines.

Again I summoned up courage, cleared off some time and traveled to an Advanced Org. This time in another place. Smaller but so welcoming and full of Theta. Again I went into a session with a Class 9 auditor and we started to work. The auditor charming beyond words, the atmosphere calm and relaxed both in and out of
session, without any distraction or disturbance. The way it should be. And in the sessions, the feeling and attitude so relaxed, natural and full of light and ARC, that the communication flowed, the processes ran like a clock and Standard Tech celebrated a big celebration. Outstanding. Great joy. Is it possible that the attitude,
atmosphere and approach of this Org, in sessions, but mainly out of the auditing room made the difference, and were the secret? I had no doubt that they were. Big revelation. 4 sessions only, and I was happy, not kind of, but really happy. And the next step: OT4, and I agreed and was ready and willing to continue. Hallelujah, miracle! How the hell this huge trouble got sorted out so fast?? This was unbelievable. I must have found a very standard Tech. I wondered what would have been the plan to do with me with the 4-7 intensives to OT4 of the other program… A good question. Happy end indeed. But not the end yet. Due to a technical issue, to continue I needed to change auditor. I was a bit concerned…but we made the switch gently and off we went with the new lady auditor. And….
wonder of wonders, again the same thing, sessions flowing, atmosphere relaxed, PC In session, and the wins come one after the other. And the work is an incredible team work, like Ron said. And here I am now. in present time, both in this story and in my case. And so I continue with joy on the bridge, after such a long
break…really an exceptional and outstanding win. And I am happy and I wish you all similar wins. I am back on lines, big time, on the way to freedom which I and anybody else deserve!

Of course, it is impossible to end off without giving credit to this enchanting Org which gave me back my faith in Scientology and put me back on my feet. Literally. An Org with charming beings, one by one, a rare atmosphere of peace, calm and Tech. And the only thing that really interests them, is me and what’s good for me. And how to show me in the clearest possible way that I am really right . And how to set me free.

This is DROR CENTER in Haifa under the management of Dani and Tami Lemberger. Dear people, Thetans of a rare kind and true Scientologists. Independent Scientologists! I met many Scientologists in my time, all
around the planet. They don’t come better than this. This is an Org full of praise and certificates of honor, one of the best missions on the planet for many years.

And now it is an AO. the only one in the middle east!! One hour drive from Tel Aviv!!! And it has everything you need, including the ability to perform miracles and handle situations which 2 of the top Orgs on the planet could not for years, or found it very difficult to do. The prices are fair, the service fantastic, professionalism is all around, the smiles fly everywhere and the Tech really standard. This is how you make clears and OTs! And if they call you, you rush to pick up the phone, not run for cover, because your self determinism is important to
them like it is to you and you know they will not bother you against your will, and surely won’t try to enforce anything on you. Because enforcing and spiritual freedom are two opposite things. On top of all this there is  much fun and non stop laughs and spirit of play…all over the place. Hard to believe? Why? So logical and so right. Try and see for yourselves. No other way to know things..I recommend with all my heart! And I think that Ron agrees too and smiles. Why? Here’s Ron:

“Orgs have only 2 major final valuable products. One is well-trained auditors. The other is satisfied pcs….Tech and admin policy exist only to assist making these two products IN VOLUME”

LRH ED 131INT Life repair Block 8 December 1970

Much Love

Hemi Benvenisti
Scientologist since 1982 OTIII on OT IV
Owner of a business, leading in its field. Serving best local and international artists and music institutes and orchestras in Israel. A business with an impeccable reputation and nearly 30 years record of high level ethics and customer service.

** A small remark – If anyone feels uncomfortable reading this letter, (may be even a little fear..) or an irresistible impulse to erase it and pretend he hasn’t read it…please think again, logically, not reactively. This is a happy letter, with a happy ending, written straight from the heart. I think it makes more sense to rejoice
with me and try to understand what it is all about. And if anything is not clear or real, I will be happy to explain and give specific details and examples. Numerous examples. I have described here honestly what occurred with me. As best I can. Those who know me closely know my credibility level. The only things which I covered up so far, or cut their description short, are the negative  details in the story. This, to keep proper reality gradient as much as possible. Anybody wishes more details and elaboration on the above can read “the additional letter” which follows. The wins described here and the end results, are the reasons why I got into Scientology. And I think you too, or most of you. are they not? And another important reason: to help others come out of difficult situations and reach wins and freedom. This is what I try to do here. I understand that there are other people with similar stories, which are not sorted out yet. I want to pass on to them a message of hope. There is always a way!! And anybody goes against this or similar Theta things, or will try somehow to smear this account or turn it into a bad thing, well, that’s a pity. I think Ron, in the PTS/SP materials, explains very nicely and clearly who and what he is, and what he is trying to do.

The additional letter to ” back on lines”, elaboration and doubt formula completion.

1. All the wins described in the letter were meaningful wins which were attained honestly and with hard work. The wonderful drills and applicable knowledge accomplished true changes and enhanced life force.  Constructed wisely, layer after layer, in a gradual way. And stable. Continuity and stability were the name of
the game. After the Clear I had the feeling that almost nothing (negative) could stick to me, or grip me. There was nothing to stick to. My optimism, joy of life and hope, were at a new, stable peak. Not everything was perfect. There were questions, pondering and a strong will to discover and know myself  better and to find out who I really am. But the sum total was great, both mentally and spiritually.

2. So what happened later, why this huge fall? It is not acceptable in the Org and even forbidden to discuss such matters in public. the reason: It is better to correct negative aspects from inside, by turning to the appropriate authorities in the Org. This way it is more effective and done with minimum PR damage to the Org. A good idea in a normal organization, which is managed well and with true and good will by high management. For 17 years I kept silent. Assuming responsibility, care, patience and will to protect the Org. I even introduced more than 10 new people to the subject and getting services.. And I continued to represent Scientology well. Despite difficult situation, mentally and spiritually. Here are additional details to some issues from the 1st letter:

3. In 1993 I went to realize a dream and do OT levels 1-3 in Saint Hill, UK. I was in an excellent state. I studied what was needed, paid what was needed, and a lot. I was positive my postulated worked well my ethics conditions (most) were high and steady and in high stats. My contribution to the Org and Scientology, as determined by the Org itself, was: Excellent. I invested energy, priority, time, knowledge, and I must admit, sense of humor in increasing volumes…
In the Eligibility for the OT levels I received a bad Ethics handling. Totally wrong indications and conditions, long handlings which produced no results, duress, not even minimal duplication of me and low ARC. And most important: the results were bad. In the end of the “handling” I was weak and broken. And then more
and more trouble. All this regarding certain actions that I did before I came to St. Hill which were positive actions under pressure and difficulties, actions which did not cause damage, but had good results for the dynamics and Scientology, that contained in their nature and purpose an OT behavior. As were most of my
actions at that time. These actions were complex and were done under special circumstances. To understand them, an intelligent, conceptual thinking and duplication was necessary. On the other hand, literal robotic thinking would have missed the essence of these actions, their motives and results. The following is a simple example, which has nothing to do with the case, but is presented in order to
demonstrate this idea:
An important rule is that an academy course supervisor has to be on time for roll call. Supervisor A. arrives half an hour late one day. He is sent to Ethics. He explains there that on his way to the Org he witnessed a fatal road accident involving several badly injured people. Being the only witness he stopped immediately, called emergency services and until their arrival gave emergency aid to the injured, bleeding individuals lying on the road. When the ambulances arrived, he was done and hurried to the academy. A “literal-robotic”
Ethics officer has not seen any reference on car accidents in the books. It Says nothing on them. On the other hand it mentions clearly a Sup. being late. He assigns Supervisor A. condition of Treason, takes him off post and starts a long series of actions to get an “Ethics change” in him. An intelligent Ethics officer, after
understanding the event, writes Supervisor A. a warm commendation and gives him a full acknowledgment on fulfilling his duty as a human being and a Scientologist and for possibly saving lives. More over, he realizes what a great Sup the Org has and that the academy couldn’t be in better hands. Extreme example,
but clarifies a point.

A whole group of people, some of which very advanced in Tech and Ethics posts, acted in a stupid, robotic, senseless and suppressive way. Some more, some less. And so I turned over night into a “traitor” who abandoned his duties, who needed a big Ethics change, who did horrible things and more. The fact that all
this was totally contradicting with reality and with the person in front of them, with his indications and his stats? And that all these arbitraries had nothing to do with Scientology, rather more with systems and practices from the dark ages – none of the staff involved could see. Why? This question echoed in me then
as the world around me was crumbling. I tried to decide whether the problem was the local Org people or dictated/enforced from above, by RTC (which supervised all OT levels actions). I didn’t have then enough data to find an answer, and also my deteriorating state made me less and less wise by every passing moment…
And yes, if anyone has any doubt, many times, too many, I considered seriously that I myself am an SP, and that will explain everything.

Here is an R/factor given to me by St. Hill NOTS C/S about my case (14 years later, in 2007…) word by word:

“C/S has studied all the relevant information. What appears to have happened is that on your Eligibility you were handled robotically and unfairly due to non-acknowledgement of your Basic Motivations. In these handlings, your willingness to help in trying to handle the situation is understood and acknowledged. You were not allowed to state your point of view and were made an effect and your beingness as a very helpful and able person was invalidated.”

One Tech terminal, in all 17 years who could see (part of) the truth and give an indication with a pinch of truth. But the important question is: what causes a whole group of people to behave robotically, to be robots? And these were good people, trained, who like to help, intelligent, highly spiritual…and still act like that. The only option is that these kind of things were enforced on them from the outside, from above. The answer to the question how exactly and why this could happen I searched for years and finally found it. More on this later.

The results of the “handling” in 1993 was: a severe, unjust, suppressive and atrocious blow, which crushed me. Against such a blow it was almost impossible to defend because I was sure that I came “home” and I am amongst family. The last thing I could expect was that they will hurt and betray me. Total surprise and
shock, which intensified the effect. Without the previous powers and wins up to Clear I am not sure I would have survived. In the Tape: “Scientology and effective knowledge” Ron says that to lift a person up is so  easy to do, because you have his assistance. But to bring him down is very difficult, you have to work very
hard to make it happen. Says it all.

4. And there I was for years. And I wrote all that happened and made sure it got into my folders and that the C/ses would see it, and all the injustice, and that I was upset with the Org, but still ready to correct the situation and take responsibility for my part , whatever it is, if the Org will take minimal responsibility too. And
nothing happened. I visited twice, separately, two Advanced Orgs to correct and handle. Did not help. So the observation was this: Over a span of 10 years, in 3 different visits to 2 top planetary Orgs, standard Ethics, Tech and Policy were not applied and even badly violated. The result: Suppression, ruined case, distress, and spiritual decline. Here is the list of visits and observations:

A. Saint Hill 1993-94: Non standard distorted Ethics. Robotic and harmful use of Ethics conditions tech. Active suppression of a Scientologist with high record, stats and good will. Violation of moving PCs to OT levels Policy. Active blocking and suppression of PC on the way to the OT levels using pressure, intimidation, coercion.
Use of suppressive “tech” in handling a pre-OT. (example: I was asked by OSA rep. to write a composition on the subject: “What is basically wrong with your personality which caused you to do…” If you don’t believe this one, it’s all in my folders, the demand and the composition. Writing this was a condition before
I can go onto the OT levels.) Senior Tech terminals allowing this kind of horror in violation of KSW. Therefore establishing a reality in which OSA goons rule in place of the Tech. In the above example, OT levels C/S Rosalyn, an experienced old timer, mumbled a few words of concern, but said nothing more and did nothing to stop it. Thus, she cooperated with a horrible and suppressive “process”, on a person on his way to the OT levels.

B. Flag 1999:
Ethics officer in 1st interview, when I told her about the injustice and anger that I have, sends me right away to buy auditing….Violation of Policy regarding ARC break handling (as quoted earlier). I was at Flag for 10 days. In that time no one bothered to understand where I am. Even after paying 8,000 $. And so I returned home after 2 sessions only, not handled, in the same state I arrived in.

C. Saint Hill 2003: Violation of Policy regarding ARC break handling:
Not placing the action through the Chaplain dept, in violation of L.R.H. Policy.
Stopping the action before reaching EP and requesting money to be paid, in violation of L.R.H. Policy. Breaking a promise not to ask for payment until end of handling, and getting it against my personal integrity in time of need and in a delicate state. Sending pre-OT back home after ARC break handling not done to EP in violation of L.R.H. Policy.

As a logical result of all this I lost trust in the Org and its ability to keep KSW.

LRH explained in very clear terms: Policy Letter of 29. 9. 1982, Keeping Scientology Working Series 30, “Misrepresentation of Dianetics and Scientology:”Now and then we hear of ‘somebody’s case messed up.’
Or that someone was complaining or dissatisfied with results. Research into such cases uniformly shows that STANDARD TECH was not applied.When people complain and are “dissatisfied with results”, it will be found that Dianetics and Scientology were NOT being used on them. Someone was doing something
else and called it Dianetics and Scientology.”

It is important for me to state that the vast majority of staff members are good and amazing people, and that They are not the problem. They try their best and mean well.

So after 17 years I finally understood:

5. The Church itself, the way it is led from above, as it turns out, does not bother to correct by its own initiative any damage, injustice or bad mistakes it does which cause ARC breaks. In that it violates badly 2 clear Policy letters. One was mentioned earlier here, the other one: HCOPL 6 MAY 1984 “ARC BREAK
PROGRAM ADDITIONAL DATA.” Ron explains in these 2 simple and clear letters what will happen to any Org which will not actively and with full force engage in correcting and fixing these “on the house.” He is so right. It seems that to someone in upper management these situations are fine, and is causing them too. For years I thought that the problem was with me only, combination of bad luck, mistakes and my case. One can say that as a being I pulled all this to myself. That I need to take responsibility and not throw everything on others. I accept. And I do just that. I paid a heavy price for years, for not doing so earlier. But I stood up, checked, corrected, got back on the bridge! And I am writing this letter now as an act of taking responsibility and putting Ethics in on myself and on the Org. But there is the side and part of the Org too.

The Org’s job is to use the advanced and wise Tech that we have to help people to overcome their case and not to restimulate their bank all at once while breaking every possible rule, and to harm people’s ability to take responsibility and even destroy that ability instead of enhancing it. And then demand that people take
responsibility. An Org has similar rules to beings: It needs to take responsibility while requesting that others do so. In the end, and after many years of sitting quiet, being protective and responsible, and after thorough checking and investigating, I discovered that there are hundreds and even thousands of similar stories to mine, most of them much worse. And worst of all, suppression and restriction of free communication and data interchange, in and out of Orgs, including inner family comm, free internet access and use – cover and
hide these stories instead of taking responsibility and correcting. And this is the real purpose why these restrictions are there. Not to prevent enturbulation. Free communication does not do that. Read Ron. Lack, scarcity and suppression of communication does enturbulate in volumes.

The sad fact is that great fear looms over every Scientologist who dares to see, think or talk freely. “Eternity, the way to spiritual development and freedom exist only in the official Organization”. And nowhere else! and whoever does not obey and conform, will lose that which is most precious of all things. This trap worked on many and very intelligent people too, including yours humbly. Because
Scientology, applied properly does help to reach self and go free.. And so making it a monopoly enables dishonest beings to control and ruin others. And make them fear. Think, how many people you know that are ARC broken, with the Org? And how many of those are in the high levels, or those who used to be so dedicated and that contributed so much for so many years. So many just disappear. And the rest are silent, or justifying, or explaining. Sad.

“there comes a time when silence is betrayal” – Martin Luther King

6. In the beginning of 2011 I googled the word “Scientology” and opened a random result. It opened an unknown page with pictures an quotes of Ron, and other things. After a few short seconds I felt anxiety. It might be a hate site that I am not supposed to see. I closed it immediately with a bit of panic. But there
was nothing bad there in the quick look I had. So I opened again, and I looked with one eye and at an angle and I convinced myself that I was not really looking…now this makes me really laugh. Then it was sad and pathetic. I am sure this is familiar to many. This by the way was the site http://www.friendsoflrh.org/. It was full of love for Ron and the Tech but with
it harsh, learned criticism about current Church management. Accompanied by tens of Rons quotes. I continued to read. It was fascinating and interesting, and not only did not enturbulate me, but opened eyes and caused a number of cognitions. And as happens on the net, I reached more sites. And more, and more
on the subject of Scientology. To my amazement, alongside few sites which were against it all, the majority were by true Scientologists who left. Some of them veterans at the highest case, training and management levels with many years of service. And so, with ever growing astonishment I read and saw people who
believe in Scientology and are totally dedicated to its Tech and Ethics. And who continue to apply and use the presents Ron gave all of us. This list of people grew and expanded every day. And again, the common denominator to most of them was enormous and true appreciation and respect for the Tech and an intense
desire to help others. There were hundreds of OT 8, 7 .5 and other OTs in various levels. There were Class 12 auditors the very elite, class 9 class8 class 6 and the rest. Some of them personally trained by Ron, which made great sense when listening to what they said. All outside the Church but not out of Scientology. Happy, flourishing and prospering. And there were numerous ex-staff and sea org members who served for many years and dedicated their lives to help others. And top executives too. The quality average was outstanding, and the numbers huge. I started considering that there are more outside than inside.

The reaction of the Church to these people and to what they say is shallow, robotic and repeating: “they aremall suppressive and apostates, lawless, criminals and perverts, which were never worth anything. They ruin everything around them and only try to destroy and eradicate Scientology. These claims are accompanied
by caricatures and animation clips of a disgusting and revolting level, which go so low, that that alone points at the tone and ethics level of the body which initiated/created them, The Church of Scientology. Moreover, just the thought that such levels of claims and production can influence intelligent people, removes any doubt about their reasoning level, and creates reversed results. Are we, intelligent people, supposed to believe claims of such level? If hundreds (and more) people who reached highest levels of case, training and management are all criminals and idiots worth nothing, what does it say about Scientology? Sad, because these very claims are ruining and destroying the subject and its reputation. Here’s what does make sense: These many people outside, are the true product of Scientology. some
more some less. Honest, brave and self determined. And transparent. Their accusers are…who exactly?

A very small group for all we know, may be one man. They hide, never specific, always generalize, and think that so many people can be suppressive and enemies. And they give Scientology real bad PR. That picture just makes more sense!

Reading posts and many comments in these sites demonstrated to me clearly the common denominator of these people calling themselves independent Scientologists: they are wise, intelligent, funny, very original, special and truly, self determined. And not a single robot. Happiness!!! Makes you wonder about all the scares, horrible stories about these small groups of perverts and spiritual
haters, wretched, criminal and cruel sex maniacs, as the Church describes them. Again, funny, again, sad. It reminds of dark propaganda used by organizations long forgotten. And so, I read the fascinating letter
of Norwegian OT8 Geir Isene: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73825672/GeirIseneDoubtCoS.pdf
And the amazing and incredible letter of Luis Garcia, OT8 and a person you understand right away who and what he is, because some things simply speak for themselves. Here:
http://www.scientology-cult.com/images/stories/files/a-letter-from-garcia.pdf And then these sites:

http://possiblyhelpfuladvice.com/

http://www.scientology-cult.com/

https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/

The last in the list here is the site of Marty Rathbun, who was Inspector General RTC, no. 2 in the church after David Miscavige, auditor of highest quality and a person who served as a member of the Sea Org for many years. His site and blog contains a huge quantity of 1st hand information about what goes on inside the church and especially the upper management, all told by witnesses who were there and left, but who continue to apply Scientology in a full and correct way. Independent Scientologists.

On 31.12.2011 Debbie cook, 17 years Captain of Flag, and one of the ex-most senior Scientologists in the world and mostly respected figure, wrote a letter in which she denounced the conduct of the church management and criticizes harshly its way, with the aim to cause change and prevent further deterioration.
Her letter caused a deep shock to many Scientologists. The letter:

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?25797-An-email-from-Debbie-Cook-to-active-Scientologists

Out of all these things, a great cognition materialized. It is not the Church that needs to correct and reform the few lousy and harmful renegades. It’s rather exactly the opposite: the Indies are today the senior in all aspects and they have the responsibility to correct and reform the degenerating Church.

And even a bigger cognition, huge in its importance to all of us:
The whole bridge from bottom to top exists outside the church of Scientology and can be crossed with the Indies! And not just that, but crossed properly, without distortions. And with a natural, smile…straight from the heart!

7. At that point meaningful life changing things started to happen. The understanding of what happened to me and why crystallizes and echoed in me more and more and received numerous confirmations. And of course the best confirmation of all, the one Ron liked most…it worked! Not just worked fine, but Big time!!! I began to undergo a process of De-Ptsing. A gradual but very powerful process of peeling layers of suppression and false and untruthful data, and getting rid of it.

I began to recover and get back to myself. To be myself again. To come out of this unsolved riddle, out of this deep hole. The dynamics started flourishing again and everything started to look brighter and more optimistic. Back to life! No other way to describe it. And wonder of wonders: A strong will again to do spiritual work and find myself. This time with no cheating and no justification. This time everything matches: the people, the system, absence of fanaticism…but full seriousness and
dedication, absence of enforcement but abundance of self determinism. Out of the darkness, into the light!

8. 17 years in a deep hole, mentally and spiritually, and attempts to solve or improve through the church failed. A few weeks of reading and connecting to Indies and the theta they spread, through the net alone, and my world begins to change. 17 years that church invests millions in glittering events, magnificent buildings, endless wars, and cannot handle one soul it hurt rudely.
And on the other side, continuous stream of Theta and truth from the Indies in the coming months, and things moved and progressed. Still without seeing a terminal, without auditing or study (which I needed badly), without, stepping into an Org, without events and without posh buildings. Only de-Ptsing. These last words say it all .

9. Parallel to all this and based on many years observations, I noticed violations of Policy, lies, and many and continuous distortions of truth by the Organization, not connected to me. These many things have been covered perfectly by many posts and articles like: “letter from Garcia”‘ Debbie cook’s letter from beginning of 2012, and of course the many and wise posts by Marty summarized in his challenging book “what is wrong with Scientology”. Fascinating articles or clips by people like Claudio and Renata Lugli, Mike Rinder, Steve Hall, Karen De La Carriere, Mary freeman, Max hauri, David St. Laurence..and many others. All these cover all the violation and suppression better than I could ever do.

What I went through and experienced in the church, compared to what most of those others did, is a walk in the park. My thanks to all these people for helping in the de-Ptsing process. This wonderful process continued for many months, and was for me like an OT level in itself. Because in it I returned to being OT
and a Cause. The essence of these two is: the ability, in the end, to draw a clear line and say who and what you are, and what and who you are not, and not to compromise yourself, and not sell yourself. Because the moment you sell, no matter what price you got, you are an object and not a being, and you belong to someone else. And if anyone needs a demonstration of the great power of suppression, and at the same time of the great power of de-Ptsing – then this letter is mainly about these two forces.

10. Following this I understood that there is nothing more for me in the Official Organization. That as long as it is run this way it is not my Org and I remove my support from it. Moreover, as a responsible being, ethical and with personal integrity, my duty is to expose and fight lies and suppression and distortion of
good tech, and simultaneously promote and support truth, ethics and true tech. And that is what I do here. Well, all this completed for me the 1st 4 points of the Doubt formula. In point 5 I had an unsolved issue.

The 2nd group I examined against the church was “Independent Scientologists”, or “Indies”. This group looked good, right and with many qualities. But concerning real activities and stats in Scientology, I had nothing. I haven’t even met a single Indie face to face. I haven’t received one session or any process from one of its members. It was important to me. If I pass so much criticism on the church I need to check the other side too by the same strict standards, and with the most important element of the subject: results of applying the Tech – auditing.
What’s the level there? Is there real and standard Tech? True, I heard and read numerous rave success stories about auditing with the Indies, but I wanted to check and experience it on myself.

11. The problem: I was like “Robinson Cruso” sitting in a “desert island” (Israel) around me not one Indie I can talk to. And those that were around, scientologists on regular lines, charming people and friends, the moment one sentence of what’s written here comes out, they freak, and attack and send you write overts,
even if many of them agree and understand good part of these things. But they fear and worry and immediately start calculating how much any further discussion is going to cost them…

And this was my postulate: I have to meet Indie people, research, find out, see what they are doing and finally choose a suitable terminal. I have to do that to complete the formula. And of course to see if I have any real hope to get out of my troubles and continue on the Bridge to freedom. This was not simple, I
needed to travel to U.S.A on a long journey, and then do an extensive research… Not simple. especially with limited tech tools after 18 years of being “out”.

12. As it turned out, my renewed OT abilities, after all that De-ptsing, indeed improved markedly. One bright morning in July, I woke up to a new and incredible reality. Not a single sail in the horizon, but a whole damn ARMADA! Not a single Indie, which would have been more than enough, but a complete Org of Independent Scientologists, one hour drive away! Dror Center, managed by Dani and Tami Lemberger and their wonderful partners. A group of veteran scientologists, experienced and with proven ability. I met the whole team, and I was very impressed. I stated my wish to receive auditing according to my state and
case. If there ever was a case of a postulate coming true 10 times over, this is the one. Literally!

But my postulate was not done yet! Continued to materialize in unbelievable way: In front of my eyes, Dror Center, jumps a grade and becomes an Advanced Org! Claudio Lugli, OT 8 and a veteran, senior  Scientologist, arrives from Italy, and together with Marty and the Dror team they complete an incredible
conversion.

Back to auditing, with the Indies: And so the day came, and I got into a session with Claudio. 17 years of suppression “on my head” and numerous mistakes and blows, and me totally rusty. It is not easy for me to do this, even quite frightening. Claudio is afraid of nothing. he, apparently, is a real scientologist. Just does what is needed: Standard Tech, dream TRs, and an ocean of Theta. I am totally shocked. Positively…what a joy, does not look at all like a session, so relaxed and flowing! But it is a session, you bet. With all the rules and the laws and the Tech. And everything is running without any interruption, PC totally in session, entirely interested in his own case and totally willing to talk to the auditor. These are the basics without which even Ron’s amazing processes won’t work properly. How many times Ron emphasize this? And this is the auditing which I get with the Indies, at Dror Center in Haifa, Israel. Exactly what I wanted. And I make a careful note that it is a wonderful and true auditing, the best there is or ever was. 4 sessions, I repeat, 4 sessions, and all the past mess is handled. I am happy. And back on the bridge: Next step is OT4. I accept this datum and am ready to get on my way happily. Why? Because in this Org they do what Ron said: “THE PERSON NOW IN ARC WITH THE ORG AND SCIENTOLOGY AND RETURNED TO SERVICES OR SIGNED UP FOR FURTHER SERVICES.”
And this really helps me with point 5 of doubt formula. To recover back to the bridge a person, not in good state, and after 18 years of absence and suppression, smoothly and effectively, is without any doubt something on which many stat points are due! In the church it did not happen even after tens of hours. Not
to mention tens more hours ahead according to the estimate I got there for all kind of progress programs planned for me there to get me back on the bridge…. Doubt is now complete! All is clear and understood.

13. Comparing to auditing in the church. Interesting to compare auditing in Dror (and other indies) to that in the church. Assuming that quality of auditor and Tech are equal at both (The indies claim that Tech in the church is full of alteration and arbitraries and it is not pure)  Church- PCs have many things imposed on them from above, most arbitraries: how to be, what to do, to what and who to donate to, mandatory event attendance, restriction on free thinking. These puts PCs
under pressure, and anxiety about meeting these standards. So, the environment becomes unsafe!

Dror- Nobody is interested in what you do or how and why. As long as you are winning and progressing. (and not killing or hitting anybody..) Just be yourself.
Church- outside the auditing room there are always people going round and wanting things from you, at times wanting very strongly…donation or that you buy something even if you are not interested, or that you should come to an event (and until you agree will not leave you) or that you join staff or some other
thing, many things which could become nuisance. Which could harm wins after session, or enturbulate.

Dror- There are charming auditing rooms, outside them there is an Org and departments and Academy, but nobody ever bothers you. And all they want after session is that you eat if you are hungry (there is a huge fridge) get refreshed and hop…back to session or study, according to your schedule. No disturbances, no distractions from the 2 main and most important things in Scientology: well trained auditors and satisfied PCs. So that’s what they are doing there. Works great.

Church- There are more potential distractions in the form of Ethics Officers. Ethics is a wonderful thing which can give every person monumental wins. But too many untrained and too robotic Ethics Officers, who do not work with you and for you but for other things, become an harassment and turn the org less safe.

Dror- There are no such harassments. The auditing works, PC is happy and progressing, and you don’t need Ethics just for Ethics sake. And if it is needed, it is done. Short, effective and back to auditing.

Church- Besides payments for services, you are constantly pushed to donate to other purposes. IAS, Ideal Org, Super Power and more. These activities form heavy distraction which suppresses financial ability to pay for the Bridge itself and makes the environment less safe and more threatening. And arousing a
desire to hide all the time…very low on the tone scale!

Very important: despite all the above criticism, the Tech is very strong and deep, that it gives wins even when not done in optimal way. All that is said here does not intend to invalidate any win no matter where it was achieved. I am happy to hear about any win, by any person, in the Church or any other place.

Dror- Services cost money. Of course, like everything in life. The prices are fair, and are paid for services and not for anything else. Nobody runs after you to make you donate to anything. And there is no need to pay fortune for endless Sec-checks. I myself, being in a very fragile state, did not pay a cent for a sec-check.
Not one cent. And without that we handled a devastating ARC break, and then continued on OT4 with dream wins. Without sec-checks. Why? because everything here is standard and correcting itself. And everything is safe and pleasant and spot on. I think that the comparison is clear and explains everything. If you ever come to get services at Dror Center, you will understand too. And So, you will also realize that the great rumor that you heard recently is absolutely true: There is an Ideal Org in Israel…!

14. Doubt formula completed. And a choice between COS and Indies. Because of the importance and weight of the subject, and my utmost respect to it, I took my time, did not hurry and completing this formula took long time. Large parts of it were done with much sadness and a heavy heart. I do not forget the wonderful wins and achievements that organization gave me in the early years. Not forgetting and thanking with all my heart. But what this Organization has become and what it has been doing for many years and up to now, are against anything that I believe in and turned into distortion and suppression of one of the greatest gift Humanity has ever received.

I hereby remove my support from the Church of Scientology and its current
management. At the same time I join the group of Independent Scientologists (Indies) which expands and prospers and applies truly the technology of L.R.H. A group which reinstates Scientology to what it once was, before it got corrupted.

15. To end off in higher tones and great optimism, which always characterized me, even in hard times, here are fresh news, straight from the oven….full of happiness and inspiration: A few days ago I completed and attested to OT4 at Dror Center in Haifa!!! I did this incredible OT level with Tami Lemberger the senior auditor at Dror and the best and most incredible auditor Imaginable. And I am really happy. We did a lot of hard work on that level, it was not a walk in the park. But I discovered a new and very fascinating world. And I progressed and did a few important giant steps! And there were many more wins all along the road. And there was another wonderful thing: The team-work of the auditor and me in the auditing was extraordinary, and I am moved again every time I recall it. Need any better recommendation for Dror AO in Haifa? And everything worked as I describe in point 13 here. The whole Organization and area around safe and distraction free. The auditing room safe and charming. Outside the room no distractions or
disturbances of any kind. Only people smiling, real, encouraging smiles. in the session the auditor very experienced and very able. Full of ARC and Theta. And here enters Ron’s Tech and does its wonders with no interference. After session there is examiner, yes, as should be. And above the auditor there is a C/S,
as should be. And above him there is senior C/S. And after the session there is a kitchen and a place to eat, and around, charming people who do not disturb and do not ask for donations and do not threaten and do not enforce. Just naturally nice. Any more than that necessary? Any more than that possible? Glittering events? I never liked exaggerated splendor, heavy make up, tons of glib written speeches and too few words from the heart. Magnificent buildings worth millions? Fine, if there is extra money. Dror Center is not like that. But it is clean, pleasant, aesthetic, functional, air conditioned and plenty parking. I do not think that a magnificent building instead of this would have contributed anything slightly significant to the effective and great processes that I did there. Food for thought. One more secret, mainly to Israelis, but not just: this AO is just round the corner.

Thanks with all my heart: To Tami and Dani Lemberger. Amazing team. I wrote here about Tami. She stretched a brave hand and pulled me back to life. I am speechless. Dani, a giant of a man, most gifted manager and creator, without him and his care his Theta and his vision none of that would have happened.
Warm thanks to Claudio and Renata Lugli, who came specially from Italy and contributed so much. Incredible and brave people. And Claudio, first auditor after years of darkness, who made it crystal clear in a most fantastic way that I was…RIGHT! Thanks to Marty, who was and is an endless source of help and inspiration on numerous planes. Without him too, I doubt if all this would have happened. As far as I am concerned he stands firm by his word to help in healing Scientologists and Scientology. Thanks to all staff members of Dror: Aviv, Dima, Carmela, Moti, SHahar, Eyal, Eitan, Vika and Galit. To Tsipi who supports all the time. Thanks to all the Indies that I mentioned here and those that left out. You all helped enormously. And last, thanks to anyone to whom all this is new, especially here in Israel, that had the courage to read to the end. For any question or request, I am at your service. And to anybody who would like to check for himself but is afraid, I have to say this: Personal Integrity is something without which, in the end, there is nothing.

And to reach Personal Integrity it takes sometimes courage. And courage has sometimes quite a price. Me, not very courageous by nature, and after many fears, I finally summoned courage. And it did have a price, but that price turned very quickly into a great reward: Happiness.

Hemi Benvenisti, OT IV
Starting OT5!

Scientology Soaring In Israel

Re: Expansion Update – Dror AO Academy

Hey Marty,

We are enjoying expansion like we’ve never seen before.

Communication Workshop:

Last week we held a 2-day Communication Workshop. First day, Thursday evening, I delivered a lecture on ARC, Tone Scale, Interested-Interesting, Overts/Withholds and the Comm Formula. This can be seen, alas in Hebrew, on our site, drorcenter.co.il.
The following day, Friday morning, people drilled TRs for 3 hours with huge wins. 25 people attended, most of them new public. Some who attended have known us for long but refused to come in because we were part of “that cult.” Since the separation from the church we have many more reaches. People know the Tech works, they know we deliver and are caring. They can now be public of Dror Center safely and enjoy the benefits of Hubbard’s Tech.
Of those attending the workshop, three attendees have already started on major services. More are on their way.
I’m attaching 3 pictures:
#16 shows the lecture of Oct 18th:


#31 & #44 show people doing TRs on Oct 19th:

 

Dror AO is Booming:

Our AO is booming with new starts and first-ever’s. We have two pre-OT’s being audited by Tami on NOT’s (OT5) and two more have finished NOT’s review and are ready to go on to Solo NOT’s.
Yesterday, three pre-OT’s have started Solo NOT’s Part A. Two more pre-Clears, who have attested to Grade 4 and are on NED, have started the Solo Course, getting ready to do their OT Levels.

At Dror, the pre-requisite for the Solo Course is Academy Level 0. We now have 3 students on Level 0. They intend to become auditors and are also getting ready for their Solo Courses.

I’m attaching two pictures, # 25 & #36, taken on Oct 27th, in the morning, then in the evening.
Pic 25 shows:
- Eyal Soref, OT5, on Solo NOT’s Part A;
- Moti Weizman, on NED, on Solo Auditor Course;
- Aviv Bershadsky, Class IV & FPRD Auditor, on Audited NOT’s,
on Solo NOT’s Part A;
- Eitan Beitner, Course Sup, auditor trainee on Academy Level 0;
- Alex Shur, OT5, on Solo NOT’s Part A


Pic 36 shows:
- Carmela Weizman, Grade 4 Release, on Acad Level 0;
- Galit Latinsky, Grade 2 Release, on Acad Level 0;
- Dima Jitovetsky, Clear, on Solo Auditor Course;
- Alex Shur, Eitan Beitner

Also in the academy yesterday were:
- Dima Dubinin our Class IV auditor who’s on the NED Auditor Course;
- Yoram Dvir, on Student Hat
- Sophie Kogan, on PTS/SP Course.

Public coming back on lines:

Immediately after our “declare,” in July 2012, OSA employed its goons to attempt to destroy us. All our public were harassed with numerous, uninvited, visits at their homes and endless phone calls. A few succumbed under the lies, intimidation and threats, and dropped off our lines. Of these, 4 have already come back. They realized the church can’t deliver, that they were misled. Their letters will soon be published.

Several old-timers, who have been off church lines for years, in despair that they will never make it to OT, are now coming on our lines with enthusiasm. They are moving up the Bridge again with great wins. More stories will be coming from them.

We are creating with joy, knowing we are working ONLY for the public and for Ron.

We have received huge help from our friends, fellow indies. Thank y’all again. Let me know if I can help anyone with support, materials or advice. Love, Dani

iScientology.org

Steve Hall has done it again, and even bigger and better than ever before.

The last chapter of my book The Scientology Reformation: What Every Scientologist Should Know refers folk to gateways into the Independent Scientology movement.   One of the central resources noted is Steve Hall’s latest creation, iScientology.org, the Voice of Independent Scientology, guaranteeing Scientology as a force for good.

Here is a brief preview from Steve giving a taste of the breadth of the site as a central resource for Independent Scientologists:

“Using Scientology to Fix Scientology” which is a History of the Indie movement    http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/history
“START A GROUP! It’s 1950 All Over Again” — http://www.iscientology.org/resources/essays/start-a-group
Article explaining the Independent Scientology logo — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/symbology
Article explaining no management — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/management
Ball busting article on “What is an Independent Scientologist” — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/what-is-an-independent-scientologist
I mean it’s just a ball busting website. And unlike Corporate Scientology’s cold lifeless corporate Corbis-generic website, ours really has life and a unique personality.
There’s even an article with photos on how to replace the battery on a Quantum.  http://www.iscientology.org/resources/technical-info/mark-vii-battery-replacement
Check out the Links page which is pretty cool. It describes each of our websites with photo of each. — http://www.iscientology.org/links
FAQ to answer any question. — http://www.iscientology.org/faq
It also lists the Beliefs of Independent Scientology (something people search engines for) — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/beliefs
There’s a place to order an Independent Scientologist t-shirt — http://www.iscientology.org/resources/promotional/indie-t-shirt
Article on re-opening the Training Bridge with photos of Jimmy Rebel’s place — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/training/making-auditors
Articles to explain why they need Training where you learn how to handle the Super Barriers of life — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/training/above-counter-effort
All the links to download Dan Koon’s training checksheets — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/training/free-independent-training-cheeksheets
An article giving LRH’s intention for Academy Training — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/training/training-in-the-independent-field
Article about iScientology — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us
There’s a whole section laying out key LRH References on applicable subjects regarding Independent Scientology
There are book reviews on 8 key books (with pictures) — yours, plus Frederick Douglass, Sociopath Next Door — your entire reading list.
Plus I have one article from Jim Logan — the one on 3-swing floating needles as out tech.
Article on what they should do as an Indie Scientologist — http://www.iscientology.org/about-us/what-should-i-do

“Who Cares Bullshit” – Tom Cruise Rep

“Who cares bullshit” is what Tom Cruise’s press rep says to Sinar Parman’s noting that the multi-millionaire utterly stiffed him.  That was  after Tom’s bff David Miscavige promised his bff would pay Sinar for this five star week-long service.  Sinar catered not only Tom’s wedding but the entire several day wingding surrounding it at Telluride.   “Who cares bullshit” for the Scientology monk having to incur debt himself to service Cruise.

The story was recently carried in Business Insider, Business Insider on Sinar Parman.

When the Huffington Post picked up on it and asked Tom Cruise for a response, his rep (who obviously hasn’t been stiffed yet herself) responded, “You are asking about something that happened 20 years ago — I don’t know anything about this and need more time to find out. Any reason you need to post this who cares bullshit now?”

Not just David Miscavige, not just his bff Tom Cruise, but not even Tom’s lowly press rep can be bothered by such riff raff raising such “who cares bullshit.”

Huffington Post

It is not as if Sinar just came out of the clear blue.  Much of this story was published previously in the second most avidly read news source of David Miscavige, second behind Moving On Up A Little Higher, of course.   The Tampa Bay Times let the world know how Mr. Parman was treated nearly three years ago  - see, Chased by their Church.

Maybe a significant percentage of the readers of Huff Post might have considered it ‘who cares bullshit’ until Tom’s reps had to give yet another public display of the arrogance and disdain that is the world of his bff David Miscavige.

What a commentary on the lives of the rich and famous and the arrogant and infamous.

Do you think L. Ron Hubbard ever treated Sinar Parman with such disdain?  Do you think Ron ever forgot about Sinar Parman and his service?

I doubt it.

 

 

The Indie 500 and the Tipping Point

Somehow Steve Hall came up with the idea, or knowingness, that when 500 people stood up, told the sociopath David Miscavige ‘no’ to his campaign to wipe Scientology from the face of earth, and vowed to take action to salvage Scientology a tipping point would be achieved.   A tipping point is a term of art defined as follows in Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point:

…the moment of critical mass, the threshhold, the boiling point.

(The Tipping Point – Little, Brown and Company)

In my view, the tipping point in the case of Independent Scientology is that point where the quantum of free theta (spirit, life force, elan vital) in the Scientology world outstrips the quantum of entheta (encysted and disturbed life force).  Of course, per Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard and his wonderful lectures on the book, free theta disenturbulates entheta and entheta enturbulates theta.   The goal and activity of the Scientologist becomes simplicity itself according to this theta/entheta balance construct.   That is, restore free theta to a being, a group, an environment, or an activity to the point where the quantum of theta is greater than the quantum of entheta.  If that can be accomplished the universe concerned by its own accord begins converting entheta to more free theta.

I don’t know why, but Steve’s estimation of effort along this line resonated as accurate to me.  That is, I have been in agreement with his 500 Independence announcements theory from the moment he uttered it.   So far the numbers have aligned with my own evaluation of the many other factors on so many fronts we have engaged in to save Scientology from Miscavige’s jaws of defeat.  That is, knowing a lot about various causes and effects over the past three years, knowing a lot about what is still in store, knowing about various overt and quiet underground railroad and delivery activities around the world, and having a perceptive and informative finger on the Scientology Inc. pulse, the Indie 500 list at Scientology-cult.com is almost like an odometer accurately measuring progress.

To put it in practical terms let’s examine the numbers.  As of this morning 366 veteran Scientologists have stood, identified themselves, and spoken out.  By all the multitude of indicators gleaned by the multiple viewpoint system of data collection and analysis available to me, I am of the view that we are about 73.2% of the way home (366 divided by 500 equals .732).

Steve has been promoting the Indie 500 list for a couple years now.  I am making a pitch here for people to encourage others to stand up and be recognized as free thinking, responsible Scientologists by signing on.   Others who stand up after the 500 target is achieved will be recognized and be appreciated.  Knowing Steve, in keeping with LRH’s injunction to keep Scientology as the game where everyone wins, he’ll quickly and quietly turn it into the Indie 1000 list.  But, to me the first five hundred will always constitute a special group of individuals.  Call them pioneers.  Call them trailblazers.  Call them heroes.  I will recognize them as those fellow courgeous souls who stood up when it wasn’t so safe to do so.  I think we’ll all recognize one another as those who made it safer for the rest to step out into the sunshine.   Sure, there are  vicissitudes to come for some time into the future.  But, I have a feeling by the time we reach 500 none of those future challenges will require as much personal strength, sacrifice and courage as the ones the first 500 will have faced and overcome.   The point is, get on board with the Indie 500.  It is a group well worth being part of.  The Indie 500 will be remembered as the ones who had the wisdom and courage to realize that the harder evil comes, the harder it falls.

Scientology And Saving The World

In 1950 L. Ron Hubbard burst onto the scene tackling the attainment of the ends of Eastern spiritualism with the practicality mindset of Western materialism.   He developed two related subjects toward that end, Dianetics, and its outgrowth, Scientology.  Within two to three years he had described in pratical English terms having seen the universal truths as outlined in the Vedas and in the Tao Te Ching.  He also described modern exercises that he discovered and developed to bring others to that experience.  He spent the rest of his life attempting to undercut the route so that virtually anyone from any station in life or of whatever educational background could traverse it.  In that effort to reach and effect all, matters eventually became complicated.  An insidious parallel to helping and saving all peoples of earth evolved throughout Scientology writings.  That is, the stress became not so much to make Scientology accessible to everybody as much as to make Scientology mandatory for everyone.  This approach led to a type of dual personality for the subject.  On the one hand it intended to release an individual from the restraints of life and to restore freedom of choice.  On the other hand, it usurped freedom of choice and imposed restraints in the attempt to get every person there.

Control and restraint themes developed throughout Scientology writings.  It was justified by the repeated idea that Dianetics and Scientology contain the answers to every problem and every question that every person ever faced; with the repeated emphatic idea that no one else has anything of use to contribute to those answers.  The theme was evident in a substantial body of proselytization and ethics policy that justified any means necessary to leading the clueless to the only show in town. These policies dedicatedly applied wound up appealing to a broad spectrum of people as intended.  That included people who wanted to communicate better, to find their sanity, to improve memory, to sell more, to be more successful, to have more meaningful relationships, to make more money, to dominate and control others, to reach higher states of spiritual awareness, to be more powerful, to get off drugs, to learn how to study, and even to reach immortality.  In promoting to all those looking for these answers and more, and representing to those publics that those wants were all that Scientology was interested in helping them with, all the while intending and organizing to direct such people toward ultimately making Scientology the answer to everything weaved a strain of fraud into the woof and warp of its organizations.

Fraud requires as its central element the making of a misrepresentation that the communicator knows is false.   In the case of Scientology, the recurrent, systemic knowing lie has nothing to do with the lack of efficacy of Scientology itself. When a Scientologist tells somebody that Scientology contains the answer to his problem, as well as every answer to every problem that person will ever face, that Scientologist believes that representation implicitly. The knowing misrepresentation that virtually every Scientologist is guilty of making over and over again is that whatever particular problem a seeker wants solved is the only problem the Scientology organization is interested in solving.  In fact, Scientology scripture very methodically details how to use the solving of a particular problem as the bait to be switched toward creating a new bigger problem for the bait biter to pursue.  Scientologists will vehemently protest my use of words such as “misrepresentation” and “fraud.”   But, the fact of the matter is that many of the significant problems that have nagged or lessened the reach of Scientology organizations stemmed from this inculcated lie.

This is not to say that Scientology does not contain the tools to solve every problem every person faces.  A trained Scientologist is well equipped to solve a wide variety of human problems.   In fact, selflessly and ethically practiced Scientology does wonders in putting a person into a position where he or she is well equipped to resolve any problem he or she may encounter.  However, in carrying out Scientology policy that requires everlasting steadfast loyalty and fealty to the organization, the organization is hard-wired to ensure a person never believes he or she is so equipped. It is quite a trick.  In order to enforce that fealty and loyalty – and its concomitant, escalating contributions -there must always be something more wrong with the person being handled. And so, all too often a fellow works his way up the Scientology gradients of enlightenment for decades, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pursuit of the promised state of ‘cause over life.’   In virtually every case the fellow winds up being convinced to spend several tens or hundreds of thousands more to find out and solve why he never made the vaunted state of ‘cause over life.’

Again, this is not to say that the methods of Scientology cannot produce such a state.  It is to say that the effectiveness of Scientology is never realized because of the original, well-embedded lie that Scientology organizations are not interested in anything other than providing help with whatever is troubling the person who reaches for help.  Intead, the organzations are constructed on the principle that once a person checks in, he or she never checks out.  Individuals connected to Scientology organizations are programmed to find another problem to solve for the seeker.  If they cannot find one, they manufacture it. Let’s examine more closely how it works in practice.

Let us say that a fellow wants to overcome problems with communication.   Scientology offers and delivers a course on communication that thousands have extolled the virtues of.  However, Scientology Inc. staff are bound by policy that prohibits the leaving of good enough alone.  It penalizes staff who fail to immediately ‘re-sign’ anyone who successfully completes a course.   While the course might be a complete success in the eyes of the person who took it, it is an utter failure as far the organization is concerned if that same person does not immediately open his wallet and lay down more money for more expensive courses or pricey personalized counseling.  Again, that is not to say that the expensive courses and counseling are not worthy.  It is to say that Scientology organizations are prohibited by their scripture from ever leaving good enough alone.  They operate on policy that uses Scientology’s knowledge of the mind to manipulate all those who complete course or counseling services to re-sign for more expensive future services.

Scientologists are blind to the bait and switch nature of their own day to day operations for a couple reasons.  First, they justify the hustle by the efficacious results that Scientology services can and do deliver.  Second, that justification is reinforced and complicated by a steady indoctrination into the idea that mankind is doomed, non-Scientologists are worse than aimless, and the only answers to everything – including immortality – are covered only in Scientology.

It might be that Scientology’s greatest sin stems from its greatest original virtue.  It might be that the policy discussed herein was initially developed out of an abiding, strong urge to salvage humankind.  However, like every movement throughout humankind’s history that has begun perpetrating harm once it is convinced it is the only one capable of ‘saving the world’, organized Scientology seems to have perfected the art of ‘controlling’ in the name of ‘freeing.’

This state of affairs led to my posing the question, ‘is organized religion an oxymoron?’

Being someone who finds tremendous value in the Buddha’s philosophy of the Great Middle Path, and L. Ron Hubbard’s use of infinity logic (there are no absolutes but instead an infinity of gradients at either side of 0 on any scale), I am interested in hearing peoples’ views as to the answer to the question posed.

UPDATE:

As a couple at least have challenged me to show any evidence whatsoever that Scientology Policy encourages bait and switch trickery, I picked up the 1140 page policy volume Scientology on sales and within a couple minutes found the two exerpts below.  The first is from Policy Letter entitled HANDLING THE PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL:
Example: Miss N has heard of processing.  She wants some.  She never did DECIDE to want some.  She just wants some. Now to ask her to decide ANYTHING about it blunts that purpose.  It is a thin purpose.  It quivers.  Don’t ask her does she want a book or want training or want a pin or want anything else. Say only, ‘Ah. You want processing.  That’s a good thing to want.  Be here Monday and bring ________ funds.’  That’s all. If she says timidly, “I only have _____ funds,” say, “Good. Bring them; you can owe the rest.  Be here on Monday.  In short MAKE Miss N RIGHT for WANTING, thus intensifying the want.  Make her RIGHT when she talks about money.  Then, being right she CAN come in Monday.  Simple.  Chances are, even if she works, she’ll still come in.  When she comes in she says, ‘I’m Miss N.  I’m here for my processing.’  Reception MUST say, “Ah.  You’re Miss N. Good. There’s the Accounts widow.  Sign up there.’ The Accounts says, ‘Here’s the slip.  Sign here.  Take the slip to Room _____.’  Reception says, ‘This way Miss N.’  Estimations says, “let me have your Accounts receipt.  Good.  That’s fine. Have you been processed before?  No?  Well, you soon will be.  This way please.  Your auditor is waiting.” The auditor says, “Over here, please,’ adjusts the pc’s chairs, etc., and sits down and says, “Start of session.”  At its end he says, ‘Be in this room at _______’ for Miss N’s next.  And so on.  When she gets her grade certificate she’s told, ‘That means you’re a Grade I preclear.  Get the book ____________down in Reception.  It will tell you all about Grade II.’  Miss N throughout is NEVER anything but 8-Ced. The general promotion told her what to want by saying she could HAVE it.  She expresses the want.  The org people say, “That’s a good thing to want.  You can have it.  And gives it to her.  That’s all. Just as you’d never ask a pc which command he wanted, you never as the public individual to decide.  You can teach them anything, particularly the truth.  But never ask them to decide.  By processing up the grades, this person will soon begin to see and be there and understand and decide.  And she’ll surely decide she’s a Scientologist, as it’s true all the way!’
Now, combine that with HCOPL 28 DECEMBER 1978 USE OF BIG LEAGUE SALES:
The caper is to assume the individual has already chosen to buy a specific item and then to get him to make some minor choice about it which involves him and makes him assume he has decided to purchase it.  It is a technique to bypass a large decision.  EXAMPLE: Person hasn’t decided to have processing, salesman ignores that and asks him if he wants his auditing afternoons or evenings.  The guy says evenings and forgets to notice he hasn’t decided to be processed in the first place.

Alexander Jentzsch – In Memoriam

Alexander with his father Heber Jentzsch

In spite of Alexander being coerced economically and emotionally to turn on his mother and act as an Office of Special Affairs (OSA) spy against her and the independent movement (see Karen De La Carriere), it appears that at the end of his life Alexander’s only friends were Karen De La Carriere and her friends.   Karen organized and conducted a funeral ceremony aboard a boat sailing out of Los Angeles on 13 July.   Photos below are from that event. The following is a spontaneous, real remembrance of Alexander written by Karen one night after receiving news of his death.   I asked Karen for permission to publish this to serve as the In Memoriam for Alexander on this forum because it says so much in so few words, and with such great impact.  She gracefully agreed. 

Alexander Jentzsch by Karen De La Carriere

Alexander Jentzsch

I was informed of my son’s death on the rumor line; his corporate Scientologist family and friends who knew were prohibited from talking to me by Miscavige’s oppressive disconnect policy.
I rushed to the Coroner’s office to see Alexander’s body and discern the cause of death.  I was informed that an autopsy was performed and nothing was found. The in-depth tests come back in 60-90 days for “cause of death.”

Karen at service with Tori Christman

 Alexander was extremely healthy, even athletic. I bought him this darned Mountain Bike and he would bike down steep Mountain trails in Griffith Park. (dangerously and recklessly). He lived in Dallas/Fort Worth for about a year. He said he wanted to be out of the “Insanity” of Los Angeles and Sea Org recruiters who wanted him back in the Sea Org. He was routed out of the Sea Org 2 years ago because his wife was pregnant (No babies allowed in the Sea Org).   Alexander’s child didn’t make it, his wife suffering a spontaneous abortion. The marriage fell apart a while back, and they were separated. Then I heard he was fired from the Scientology company in Dallas. He called Kerstin Caetano, Security Chief at OSA INT, to let them know he was unemployed. He flew back to Los Angeles, developed a high fever Monday and was dead on Tuesday.   He was living with the corporate Scientologist parents of his wife Andrea, even though he had been separated from her for some time.

Trey Lotz ministers

The LA County Coroner informed me that California law prevented me from viewing his body – only the wife, in this case Andrea, had that right and could grant permission.  Andrea and her parents informed me that they would not talk to me in keeping with Miscavige disconnection policy and that there would be no funeral service for Alexander and proceeded to have the body cremated after allowing Alexander’s body to sit in the morgue, unvisited for several days.  The Coroner  also reported  to me that when Andrea’s father found Alexander’s body unresponsive the day he died,  the man did not phone 911.  Instead, he drove his daughter to school, then returned home, and only then did he dial 911 to report.
Alexander referred to himself as “The Boy without a Dad” Due to Heber’s lock down for the last 14 years (see Free Heber). You could count on your fingers how many times he saw his father. Almost never. Two times for a few short hours in 8 years. Heber was not permitted to call him to even wish Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas. This wounded Alexander emotionally and we spoke of it often. Heber is still in the dreaded “SP HOLE” that Debbie Cook talked about so eloquently (8 years in the hole), see Debbie Cook tells the Hole Truth.

Alexander, the boy without a dad

Alexander yearned to have a dad and had a tendency to “adopt” older men as surrogate dads. Fathers of his friends and buddies.  I was there for him as a mom as a safety net through his UPS and DOWNS. He served 16 years in the Sea Org from the tender age of 8 years old. I had left but he insisted on returning to the Sea Org on the belief he would see his father more often (but it never happened). But once I got declared a Suppressive Person, he had virtually no dad and no mom. He was out of the Sea Org the last 2 years of his life, so he had tasted freedom. Alexander HATED being orphaned. That I know from multiple Facebook sources.

In lieu of withheld ashes, flowers were spread at sea

Despite this deprivation,  Alexander sacrificed his childhood and nearly the rest of his shortened life to perform at a stellar level in the Sea Org.  He held up his end of the bargain.
Is there such a thing as one dying of a broken heart ?
love to you ,
Karen

Preparing to release balloons to guide Alexander

Karen with Mark Bunker

Fly on, Alexander

Mark Bunker’s video coverage of the memorial service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msHDW2g7GM0&feature=player_embedded

also see, Village Voice coverage.

Hear Karen on KFI Los Angeles Radio.

Indipendologo’s (Italian Indies) Tribute to Karen and Alexander:

Treason Assignment – David Miscavige

I suggest that the following letter from Dani Lemberger will cause effects on the order of those created by the letter of Luis Garcia, the email of Debbie Cook and the email of Karen De La Carriere concerning her son Alexander.  It is a reference work worth studying.  Please see that it gets the distribution it warrants. 

Mosey, Dani, Tami, and Marty at Casablanca, Tejas

Dani Lemberger, Dror Center, Haifa, Israel

11 July 2012

Dear friends, fellow Scientologists,

The History of the Attached Letter

The writing of the attached letter, “Assignment of Treason
Condition – David Miscavige,” was completed by Dani Lemberger and
the execs of Dror Center on 10 June 2012. The planned date of release
was 4 July 2012, upon the return of Tami and Dani from the U.S.
Tami and Dani went to New York on 15 June. On 20 June we flew
to Corpus Christi, Texas, where we spent 8 days with Marty and Monique
Rathbun. We enjoyed fabulous hospitality and continued there our
research of “independent Scientology”. We flew to Tampa on 28 June,
planning to spend a few days with close friends in Clearwater (CW) and to go in for scheduled interviews at Flag on 30 June. When we landed at Tampa airport, on 28 June at 8pm, we were handed a letter by Flag HCO, informing us that we had been declared SP’s (Suppressive Persons, excommunicated). We have never seen the SP Declare itself. Our friends in CW were notified of the ‘declare’ earlier that afternoon, so they could not let us stay at their home. At midnight we checked into a hotel in CW. We could not meet any of our “old” friends in CW, but made new friends with Mike Rinder, Christie Collbran and mighty Jack King Rinder. The Rinder’s made us feel at home and introduced us to many more “indies”, loyal Scientologists who had to flee the church so as to practice Scientology peacefully and honestly.

Obviously, many of the planned recipients of this letter will not
read it now, since those cowed by the church are not allowed to receive
any communications from us. We are proud and relieved to be part of the
rapidly expanding “indie” movement. It is painful to lose friends of many
years but our many new friends are courageous and of high integrity and
we share the goal of making Scientology available to all. The days of monopolies and tyrants are over. Now, even in the Middle East. Bashar al-Assad is butchering his people so as to hold on to power over the ruins of Syria. Miscavige is ‘declaring’ half of Scientologists so as to maintain his stranglehold on the other half – dazed, confused and ignorant. Zinedine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Gaddafi are gone. Assad and Miscavige will soon follow.

My dear friend, please allow me your time and read the attached letter. Pass it
on to all your friends. We are the friends of L. Ron Hubbard, the greatest friend of Mankind.

Love, Dani Lemberger

The complete letter, starting with the above cover letter, is attached in pdf format for ease in downloading for further distribution:

An Open Letter to All Scientologists

Scientology Completions at Casablanca

This week two of the auditors I case supervise for created three OT 5 (NOTs) completions.  Also this week two wonderful people completed OT 7 (Solo NOTs) at Casablanca.  Scientology is alive and well in the independent field.

Find out what is right with Scientology; read What Is Wrong With Scientology?